Dig Deeper with Summer Reading! - Kids

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Welcome to our official summer reading program reading list for kids! It's a little different this year, but the great books are still available! Stop by your local library for curbside pickup to get some today!


Patricia Daniels, Matthew Vrazo
Description: "From dinosaurs like Stegosaurus and Giganotosaurus that ruled the land to the mammoths and giant sloths that followed them, discover all you have ever wanted to know about dinosaurs, fossils, and prehistoric life. Uncover amazing fossil facts about the first four-legged creatures; find out what it's like to be on a dinosaur dig; and marvel at some of the fiercest, most fascinating claws and teeth. Learn how dinosaurs and birds are connected, find out the biggest prehistoric mysteries that scientists are still trying to crack, and sink your teeth into some seriously supersize dino stats"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 567.9 Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Kate Duke
Description: An introduction to the science of archaeology including the tools and methods used.
Call Number: J 930 Duk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Phoebe Wahl
Description: A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight.
Call Number: E Wah
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster
Description: "Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood -- and humorous -- explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: E Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Linda A. Fairstein, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney
Description: "When twelve year old aspiring detective Devlin Quick goes on a fossil dig in the badlands of Montana, she realizes that she's uncovering more than just dinosaur bones, but clues indicating that a crime is afoot"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Fai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Franklin W. Dixon, Tim Gregory
Description: "Brother detectives Frank and Joe search a hidden castle for clues to help them find a missing comic book in the nineteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series. Frank and Joe have been hanging out at Sir Robert's Comic Kingdom, the local comic and gaming shop, and got the exclusive invite to this year's Halloween costume ball at Bayport's one and only castle. Sir Robert plans to use the big event to unveil his most prized possession, a super rare comic that is rumored to contain a map to buried treasure. Sir Robert agrees to show his store regulars--who now include Frank and Joe--a sneak preview of the comic before the party. But when he goes to unlock the fireproof casing, he finds the book is gone. It will take all of Frank and Joe's recently acquired LARPing skills to solve this case. Anything can happen in a castle full of dungeons and deception. Can the Hardy boys keep up?"--Container.
Call Number: J FIC Dix
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Rachel Poliquin, Nicholas John Frith
Description: "Funny and fact-filled, Moles is another installment in the Superpower field guides series by author Rachel Poliquin, featuring full-color illustrations by Nicholas John Frith that will engage readers with witty narration and fun visual elements, inspiring readers to dig deep and see the world, both above and below ground, with new eyes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 599.335 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Justin Spelvin, Matthew Stoddart, McPaul Smith
Description: The Backyardigans set off on a pirate adventure! Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua and Austin sail the high seas in search of buried treasure. Who will find the treasure first? And who will walk the plank?
Call Number: E Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Steve Parker
Description: "Before every young paleontologist goes on their inaugural fossil dig, they should prepare for their excavation with this guide to fascinating facts about the dinosaurs they love. These formidable reptiles dazzle with detail through striking illustrations and enlightening text, which has been carefully reviewed by dinosaur experts. Delighted dino-loving readers will reinforce what they learn through entertaining hands-on projects, such as making a map of the prehistoric world and fashioning their own dinosaur mask. They'll be further engrossed with the subject matter through the many fun facts offered throughout this dynamic volume."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: J 567.9 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Steve Parker
Description: "Before every young paleontologist goes on their inaugural fossil dig, they should prepare for their excavation with this guide to fascinating facts about the dinosaurs they love. These formidable reptiles dazzle with detail through striking illustrations and enlightening text, which has been carefully reviewed by dinosaur experts. Delighted dino-loving readers will reinforce what they learn through entertaining hands-on projects, such as making a map of the prehistoric world and fashioning their own dinosaur mask. They'll be further engrossed with the subject matter through the many fun facts offered throughout this dynamic volume."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: J 567.9 Par
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Rhonda Gowler Greene, Daniel Kirk
Description: In this variation on the the classic song "Over in the Meadow," mother and father trucks show their youngsters how to build down at the construction site, from "mama bulldozer with her little dozer one" to "mama steamroller with her little rollers ten."
Call Number: E Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen
Description: Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Megan McDonald, Erwin Madrid
Description: Surprises are in store as Stink excavates his backyard in search of a relic from an extinct beast -- and Judy lends him a little sleight of hand. Mega-chomp! Stink wants to make the find of the century. He's on a dig, dig, digging quest in his backyard to find a tooth from a saber-toothed cat, otherwise known as a Smilodon. Why not? Two kids in Michigan found a mastodon bone in a backyard stream, and a girl in Great Britain found a pterosaur bone. It could happen! But Judy thinks the chances of finding a saber-toothed anything in the Moody backyard are one in a gazillion million. Will Stink make a discovery before their whole backyard caves in? Just right for newly independent readers, this latest story from Megan McDonald is sure to leave Moody fans with smiles as wide as a Smilodon's.
Call Number: J FIC McD
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes
Description: When Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, follows Little Alfred to an archaeological excavation, he runs into trouble in the form of a gorgeous golden-haired lady dog, a peanut butter sandwich, and an enticing, ancient, buffalo bone.
Call Number: J FIC Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Dee Garretson, J. M. (Joseph M.) Lee, Anthony VanArsdale, Gertrude Chandler Warner
Description: The orphaned Alden siblings travel to Egypt to return a lost artifact to its rightful location.
Call Number: J FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Julian Sedgwick
Description: While searching for more clues to the murder of his circus performer parents, talented magician Danny Woo follows the Mysterium circus to Barcelona, where he discovers a traitor and a dangerous woman in green.
Call Number: J FIC Sed
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Kristiana Gregory, Patrick Faricy
Description: "Lost Island was off limits -- until now. Jeff and David are going to the deserted island to search for clues -- and hidden treasure. Town legend tells of a robber and a secret cave, but the brothers have to piece the truth together. With the help of their cousin, Claire, they'll get to the bottom of the mystery, no matter what they have to dig up!"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Jacqueline West, Hatem Aly
Description: Amateur ghost expert Eliza, thirteen, joins her botanist mother on a job in a very old flower shop, where each investigates some highly unusual things.
Call Number: J FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Diego Pol, José Luis Carballido, Florencia Gigena
Description: Through a combination of photographs and illustrations, this picture book will tell the story of the discovery of this new dinosaur, while weaving in facts about what life was like for this brand new species that doesn't even have an official name yet. Includes a glossary and a dinosaur time period chart.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 567.913 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Roderick Gordon, Brian James Williams
Description: When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.
Call Number: J FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
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1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils, And Prehistoric Life
Patricia Daniels, Matthew Vrazo
J 567.9 Dan
Push! Dig! Scoop! : A Construction Counting Rhyme
Rhonda Gowler Greene, Daniel Kirk
E Gre
Archaeologists Dig For Clues
Kate Duke
J 930 Duk
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen
E Bar
Backyard Fairies
Phoebe Wahl
E Wah
Searching For Stinkodon
Megan McDonald, Erwin Madrid
J FIC McD
Book Of Bones : 10 Record-breaking Animals
Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster
E Bal
The Case Of The Most Ancient Bone
John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes
J FIC Eri
Digging For Trouble [Audiobook]
Linda A. Fairstein, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney
J FIC Fai
The Clue In The Papyrus Scroll
Dee Garretson, J. M. (Joseph M.) Lee, Anthony VanArsdale, Gertrude Chandler Warner
J FIC Gar
Dungeons & Detectives [Audiobook]
Franklin W. Dixon, Tim Gregory
J FIC Dix
The Palace Of Memory
Julian Sedgwick
J FIC Sed
Moles : The Superpower Field Guide
Rachel Poliquin, Nicholas John Frith
J 599.335 Pol
The Secret Of Robber's Cave
Kristiana Gregory, Patrick Faricy
J FIC Gre
Pirate Treasure
Justin Spelvin, Matthew Stoddart, McPaul Smith
E Spe
The Story Pirates Present: Digging Up Danger
Jacqueline West, Hatem Aly
J FIC Wes
Project Dinosaur
Steve Parker
J 567.9 Par
The Titanosaur : Digging Up The World's Largest Dinosaur
Diego Pol, José Luis Carballido, Florencia Gigena
J 567.913 Pol
Project Dinosaur
Steve Parker
J 567.9 Par
Tunnels
Roderick Gordon, Brian James Williams
J FIC Gor